ARTICLES RELATING TO ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Vatican signs treaty with Palestine

2015-06-26 16:49

The Vatican has signed its first treaty with the 'State of Palestine calling for "courageous decisions" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution.

Burundi protesters on streets

2015-06-02 19:37

Police fired on protesters who took to the streets of Burundi's capital in renewed protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.

Pope's blood-stained cassock on display

2015-05-13 22:13

The blood-stained cassock worn by the late pope John Paul II on the day of a failed assassination bid on at the Vatican is on display in the Polish city of Krakow.

Vatican attack plot revealed

2015-04-24 21:04

Italian prosecutors say terror suspects sought in Italy had plotted an attack against the Vatican.

Big sale for Pope iPad

2015-04-15 19:13

An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis has fetched $30 500 at an auction, with proceeds going to a school for the poor in Uruguay

Work wraps up on Vatican showers, barber shop for homeless

2015-02-06 18:07

Vatican showers, barber soon to open for homeless; 'kit' includes soap, deodorant, razor

Church backs DRC protesters

2015-01-21 21:06

Democratic Republic of Congo's powerful Catholic church has thrown its weight behind opposition to a move that could extend President Joseph Kabila's rule.

Pope wades into climate change debate

2015-01-15 17:14

Pope Francis has waded into the global debate about climate change saying that he believed that man was primarily responsible.

Catholic bishops open toward gays

2014-10-14 10:01

Catholic bishops have made a 'seismic' opening toward gays, saying they offer gifts to the church.

Guardian angels exist, pope says

2014-10-02 19:38

Pope Francis says guardian angels exist and people who listen to their advice are less likely to make the wrong decisions.

 

Pope creates paedophile tribunal

2015-06-10 16:07

Pope Francis has created a tribunal to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect kids from paedophile priests.

SA Catholic Church adds voice to Nkandla furore

2015-06-02 14:10

The Catholic Church has called on President Jacob Zuma to show leadership and take responsibility for spending at his Nkandla home.

Vatican recognises state of Palestine

2015-05-13 19:52

The Vatican has officially recognised the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

Vatican drops takeover of US nuns

2015-04-16 19:05

The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its takeover of a US nun group in a major shift in tone under Francis.

First African to be made saint – report

2015-02-08 14:05

Benedict Daswa, a Limpopo school principal who was stoned, beaten and burnt to death for his Catholic beliefs, is set to become the first African saint, the Sunday Times reported.

Pope to clergy: Never cover up child abuse

2015-02-05 15:58

Pope Francis has sent Catholic clergy a powerful reminder of their duty to stamp out sexual abuse of children by priests, warning that they must never let a fear of scandal lead to cover-ups.

Pope sparks social media frenzy

2015-01-16 07:39

Millions of Filipinos are planning to endure crushing crowds, security threats and stormy weather to get close to Pope Francis.

Kenya priest guilty of murdering Italian bishop

2014-11-04 20:22

A Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and four others have been found guilty of murdering an elderly Italian bishop in central Kenya almost a decade ago.

Pope, prelates get course in joys of sex

2014-10-07 20:42

Pope and prelates have had a crash course in the joys of sex from people who know: a married Catholic couple.

Nun decapitated in Burundi

2014-09-08 15:59

Three elderly Italian nuns were raped and murdered in twin attacks in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with one being decapitated.

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